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Evening News Ratings: Week of March 7

By this time next week, we’ll know which evening newscasts most Americans chose for coverage of the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. As for last week, which included Friday — the day of the quake, “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams” had a commanding lead.

The broadcast averaged 9.6 million total viewers, +1.3 million more than #2 “World News with Diane Sawyer” and Sawyer had a +2.1 million lead over #3 “CBS Evening News with Katie Couric.” Week-to-Week NBC and CBS were up in total viewers and younger viewers while ABC was down in both categories. ABC News is the only network to have sent its anchor to Japan.

Numbers for the week of March 7:

NBC ABC CBS
• Total Viewers: 9,620,000 8,320,000 6,210,000
• A25-54: 2,970,000 2,290,000 1,850,000
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Evening News Ratings: Week of February 28 & Sweeps

“NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams” was the most-watched evening newscast last week, with an 850K total viewer lead over “ABC World News with Diane Sawyer.” Year-over-year “World News” was up (+560K), “Evening News” was down (-130K) and “Nightly News” put up the same numbers.

Numbers for the week of Feb. 28:

NBC ABC CBS
• Total Viewers: 9,320,000 8,470,000 6,020,000
• A25-54: 2,710,000 2,360,000 1,820,000

“NBC Nightly News” wins the February 2011 sweeps period with a 1.1 million lead over #2, “ABC World News.” The Diane Sawyer newscast was the only one to grow year-over-year, +1% in total viewers and had its best February in three years. CBS was down -4% and NBC was

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Evening News Ratings: Week of October 4

“NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams” was #1 again last week, but down in both Total Viewers and younger viewers from the week before. #2 “World News with Diane Sawyer” was down in Total Viewers and flat in the A25-54 demo while the “CBS Evening News with Katie Couric,” was up slightly in both.

Numbers for the week of October 4, 2010.

NBC ABC CBS
• Total: 7,500,000 6,980,000 5,450,000
• A25-54: 2,080,000 1,860,000 1,660,000